Thursday, August 25, 2011

Meet the Crew - Dianna Driscoll




Dianna Driscoll (Stage Manager)



Dianna is originally from the Boston area. She is stoked to be returning to The Mammals where she previously Stage Managed The Dream Journal of Dr Jekyll. Other recent projects include Hideous Progeny with LiveWire Theatre Company (World Premiere), People We Know at The Side Project (World Premiere, Jeff Recommended), as well as the WNEP Theatre’s critically acclaimed The (Edward) Hopper Project. She has also worked professionally around town with Trap Door Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Blue Man Group and WBEZ: Chicago Public Radio, to name a few. Love to Sara.

PUT MY _____ IN YOUR ________

Last 2 shows!!!!

Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Meet the Crew - John Ross Wilson




John Wilson (Scenic Design and Technical Director) This is John's third show with the Mammals after scenic designing Seven Snakes and The Dream Journal of Dr Jekyll. He recently designed Milkmilklemonade (Pavement Group), Feet Of Clay (Last Match Theatre), and co-designed Sketchbook 11 with Sam Porretta. John's next projects are scenic designing Be a Good Little Widow (Collarboraction) the opera Aci, Galatea E Polifemo (Haymarket Opera Company) and writing an original show for the Mammals with Bob Fisher. Thanks goes out to Davonte, Mr. Fisher, this wonderful cast/crew and Miss Katy Collins.



PUT MY _____ IN YOUR ________

Last 2 shows!!!!

Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Meet the Cast - Dennis Frymire


Dennis is glad to be back with The Mammals after being away so long. He has been spotted in The Zoo making hot ghost love in "Breed With Me", and trying like hell not to remember in "Devils Don't Forget". Elsewhere, he is a company member at Hubris Productions and, most recently, understudied for "Fifty Words" at Profiles Theatre.


PUT MY _____ IN YOUR ________

Last 2 shows!!!!

Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Meet the Cast - Ted Evans


Ted Evans is a massage therapist, voiceover talent, playwright and webseries creator (FunemployedChicago.com). Ted has worked with 20 % Theatre, Actors Theatre Company, The Peninsula Players, Hell in a Handbag Productions, First Folio Theatre, New Leaf Theatre, Brain Surgeon Theatre, The Idea Place, TUTA, Factory Theatre, and Filament Theatre Ensemble.

Put My _____ In Your _______

Only 2 shows left!

Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there is an industry performance - Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Meet the Cast - Ann Sonneville



Ann Sonneville is very excited to be working with The Mammals for the first time on this acid dream wonder of a show. She is the casting director and ensemble member of Bruised Orange Theater Company and co-creator/ensemble member of BOTC's long-running hit comedy show I Saw You. She was last seen onstage as the female half of a two-man albino freak show super team in Steppenwolf/NU's production of Venus. Love and thanks to Ma and Pa, The BOTC Fam, and Clint.

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Only 2 shows left!!!

Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614


Monday, August 22, 2011

Meet the Cast - Stacie Hauenstein



Stacie is beyond excited to be doing her first show with The Mammals! Since coming to Chicago she has worked with companies such as the Right Brain Project, Point of Contention, Dream Theatre, Theatre-Hikes, Commedia Beauregard, The Inconvenience, and was part of the (a)Symmetry Cycle. In May of 2008, Stacie graduated from the 2-year conservatory program at Act One Studios, where she could be seen in productions such as American Devine, Laramie Project, and Cherrywood. She also has a BA in theatre from UW-Madison.

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Only 2 shows left!!!

Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Friday, August 19, 2011

Meet the Cast - Erin Orr


ERIN ELIZABETH ORR is tickled to be a part of this production with a company that she is happy to call her artistic home! She has been lucky enough to work with such wonderful Chicago companies as The Nine, Right Brain Project, The Factory, Speaking Ring Theater, WNEP Theater, InFusion Theater, Per Diem, Point of Contention Theater, Silent Theater, Bootstraps Comedy Theater, Joe Janes' 50 PLAYS PROJECT and 365 SKETCHES, and BendsInister Theater. She also had the magical opportunity to play with Don Hall and Joe Janes in Sketchfest 2011! Originally from Texas, she spent time as an acting intern at Milwaukee Repertory Theater before making her move to the Windy City. She can be seen next (along with her banjo) in The Mammals' ALL GIRL MOBY DICK. Big thank yous and hugs to Bob and Adam. xo

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Only 4 shows left!!!

Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Meet the Cast - Ian Brown




Ian is absolutely thrilled to be working with the Mammals once again. “Finger” is Ian’s second production with the Mammals. You may remember him as Radar in “Seven Snakes” last fall. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BA in Theatre Performance. There, he was featured in “The Kentucky Cycle” and “King Lear.” His past productions include Ludicrous Theatre’s “Lysistrata” and has understudied as Skeeter for Annoyance Theater’s “Co-Ed Prison Sluts.” He was most recently featured in the Old World Theatre Company production “Old World Laughs and Sings.” Ian has also studied improvisation at Second City, IO, and Annoyance Theater. Be on the lookout for his two-person sketch group Philian on the horizon… Ian would like to thank his family and friends for all their undying love and support!

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Only 4 shows left!!!

Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Meet the Cast - Sean Ewert


Sean is excited to be back with The Mammals for the summer! He was last seen here at the Zoo as Mr. Hey in "Seven Snakes." Chicago theater credits include work with: TUTA, Chicago Jewish, Torso, Healthworks, About Face, Chicago Opera Vanguard, Mom & Dad Productions, Ghostlight Chicago, Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences, Ravenous Productions, Collaboraction and Oracle Theatre. Sean has studied at Stella Adler’s Acting Conservatory West, Studio Theatre – D.C. and has a degree in the theater from the University of Northern Colorado. He has worked regionally with Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. and Little Theatre of the Rockies in Greeley, CO. Sean recently developed an original performance piece (Dramatic Twerp) which enjoyed a production at Links Hall. He has also recently become a novice puppeteer/puppet artist.

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Only 4 shows left!!!

Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Meet the Cast - Liz Chase


Liz Chase graduated Michigan State University with a BA in Theatre, a BA in Communication and a Dance Specialization. Some of her favorite productions in which she acted include House of Blue Leaves (Bunny Flingus), Savage in Limbo (Linda Rotunda), and Stuff Happens (Ensemble). At the moment Liz keeps herself busy as Artistic Manager for Corpo Arts, choreographing for On The Spot Theatre Company, and working as a production assistant at Link’s Hall for The Victory Project. This is Liz’s first production with The Mammals and she is absolutely thrilled! Liz would like to thank Bob, Warwick and Clint for this opportunity and Chuck Norris for keeping it real.

PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Only 4 shows left!!!

Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Randall Colburn, Chicago Playwright, Goes Stream of Consciousness on PUT MY _____ IN YOUR _______


Randall Colburn's Stream of Consciousness Review

Randall Colburn has agreed to put down some words about his impressions from PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______. However, as in the past with other reviews of Mammals shows, he has done so as complete stream of conscious monologue. So... here it is!

Crispin Glover is my favorite actor and Adam Dodds sounded like Crispin Glover in the fucking most awesome way during Put My ____ in Your _____ last Saturday but that isn’t why it was the most fun I’ve had at the theater since I watched my friend Jessica forget her lines and start swearing during a misbegotten production of Biloxi Blues in college and that isn’t why I laughed and got fucking moved and Jamie Bragg and I were like holy shit surrounded by an enraptured audience having a goddamn riot amid the ultramodern Warhol Factory-like setting festooned with TVs ablaze with the unnerving visages of the cast licking lollipops and mumbling silent mutterings at unnatural clips and all those monologues which I figured Bob wrote but found out the cast wrote and that is incredibly impressive in how they embodied such melancholic violent spooky curlicues of conversational camaraderie with the audience I especially dug Ted Evans’ unspooling of his myriad mutilations and Anne Sonneville’s account of fire and demons delivered in an unsettling timbre on par with my childhood boogeyman and I mean it was really in seeing how damaged they all were so fucking damaged that highlighted in such a moving way their desperate need for Adam Dodds’ crytic Snail and his eerie brothel of filmmaking hedonists each desperately searching for the next pair of eyes and lips and cocks to fill the (pun intended) holes in their hearts and psyches and dreams and hopes and combusted happiness havens and Erin Orr rocked it as usual cause that’s what she does and the scene where she teaches Stacie Hauenstein to dance to Tainted Love was by turns completely joyous and joyously complete in its ability to forge a mellifluous ensemble and I love ensembles man like when they’re really clicking and protagonists can be so boring when you don’t have a killer crowd surrounding them but this show was so not boring and I get bored a lot like even during shows I really like there’s times when like you’re all like DO SOMETHING or something but I never felt like during this because out of every Mammals show I’ve seen this is the one where I really think I got exactly what y’all were getting at this idea of need and community and pain and the endless desire for some kind of unfathomable connection that we always think will materialize out of out hedonistic monkeyshines but never does and we can only come to terms with our loneliness and isolation and try not to hate ourselves to the point where we’re nothing without the intoxicating elixirs springing from any number of ephemeral ghosts and gods and who would think that’s what I would get out of a show where I consistently chuckled and gasped and was like, “Oh, hey, Dennis Frymire is blowing somebody right now.” See it

Randall is seemingly in constant production here in Chicago. You can find out more about him at www.randallcolburn.com

Remaining Performance Dates for PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there is an industry performance - Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Meet the Cast - Annie Hogan


Annie Hogan (Light Edie) is thrilled to be a part of such a fun and crazy show. "Put my ___ in your ____" is Annie's first show with the Mammals. She is a graduate of Act One Conservatory and has a B.A. in English and Communications from Carthage College. Previous theatre credits include: Model in For Profit (Abraham Werewolf); Beauty in Blue Birds (Red Tape); Nora in Noir In Second Class (Appetite); Varinka in The Man in a Case; Ensemble in Tell It Speak It Think It Breathe It (Ruckus); Rosie in Nighthawks Sandwich (WNEP); Mollie in The Mousetrap (Attic Playhouse); Margaret in Margaret Fleming (Blackbird). Meg in Little Women (Bog). For Mom (well, maybe for Mom's crazy, wild side).

Also Meet
Bert Matias
Jake Carr

Remaining Performance Dates for PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there is an industry performance - Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Meet the Cast - Jake Carr



Jake Carr is thrilled to be performing in his first Mammals show with a talented cast of like-minded weirdos. He graduated from Miami University of Ohio with degrees in Theatre and Psychology. In Chicago he has also worked with Redmoon, Genesis Ensemble, Cock and Bull Theatre, and was recently seen scaring small children as Willy Wonka in Emerald City's production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Shout out to Allen for always being so damned gorgeous.


Also meet Bert Matias!!!

Come see Jake in PUT MY ______ IN YOUR ________


Remaining Performance Dates for PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there is an industry performance - Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Monday, August 08, 2011

Chicago Playwright, Scott Barsotti reviews Put My _____ In Your ______


Scott Barsotti writes about the Mammals latest show...

“Finger” is the most Cool (with a capital C) Mammals show I’ve seen yet. Weird, menacing, and physical, the show has a great look and reminded me of why I don’t seek out exclusive clubs. The desperate fickleness. The climbing and jockeying. That dark underbelly of fear, co-dependence, and sinister pettiness (that I assume exists anywhere so pretentious). John Wilson’s TV-framed set is fucking sweet and creates a constant atmosphere of disconnected voyeurism, in which I was constantly unsure if what I was looking at really happened or not...that disconnect bled then, also, into the live action, keeping me guessing. The entire cast does great work; but I especially loved the scenes between Erin Orr and Bert Matias, full of moments of the sublimely strange. Bob’s video and sound design underscore the action throughout in great Mammals fashion: creepy and unreal, yet oddly familiar. The use of microphones throughout (both a standing microphone and wireless headsets) really add to that feeling like the cast is inside your brain."

Thanks to Scott for his kind words. You can read more about him at
scottbarsotti.wordpress.com/

Remaining Performance Dates for PUT MY ______ IN YOUR _______

Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there is an industry performance - Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Three and half Stars!!! Put My _____ In Your ______ wows Chicago Theater Beat!


"This is an avant garde homage and innovation at its best and I think it will be a classic on the theater scene."

click here to read the entire review!

Only a few performances remain

Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also, Industry performances - Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Meet the Cast - Bert Matias


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Bert Matias as the 'BOXMAN'

Bert is happy to be doing his second production with The Mammals. His first, Bob Fisher's hit show "Seven Snakes" in the Fall of 2010 was a total fun trip for him artistically. It was such a great project to do, not to mention all the positive reviews and notices it generated in the critics' corner and the chance to meet a new set of theatre friends making it more worthwhile. He thinks "Seven Snakes" also brought him luck when his next theatre gig happened to be last January in New York, when in the midst of the great Blizzard of 2011, he was hired in the off-Broadway world premiere of Kyoung H. Park's "disOriented." He played Ouiharaboji, a gambling Korean father and grandfather living in Seoul with a crippled wife awaiting the visit of their daughter and grandson from Yonkers, NY. While working in the Big Apple, Bert's luck continued, receiving a call from Chicago's Goodman Theatre offering him the role of Fulgencio (Firs, in The Cherry Orchard) in "El Nogalar," the Teatro Vista production of Tanya Saracho's premiere showing of the Hispanicized 'Cherry Orchard-inspired play." It was, again, a first for Bert, working in his initial Goodman acting job last March-April. Before he played the role of Chupa Fuerte in "Seven Snakes" with The Mammals, Bert lived with his wife in Seattle where his theatre credits included Tiresias in "Revenge and Sorrow in Thebes" with Stony Soup Theatre, Dr. Waxling in Balagan Theatre's "Search and Destroy" and as a member of the ensemble in Book-It Repertory Theatre's world premiere of "Snow Falling On Cedars." Look for Bert every Christmas season when "Fred Claus" gets its annual TV airtime; he plays the Eskimo musher who gave the Vince Vaughn character a ride on his dog sled to the North Pole. He wants to thank Bob Fisher for this valuable continued opportunity with The Mammals players.

PUT MY _____ IN YOUR ______ aka YOUR 15 MINUTES OF FINGER

Performance Dates are as follows

Friday August 5th
Saturday August 6th
Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th


All performances are at 10pm – BYOB


Also there are two industry performances - Monday August 8th and Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm


Zoo Studio

4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1

Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

CenterStage Chicago says PUT MY _____ IN YOUR ______ is a must see!!!!


"It's a daring new hybrid genre: pop art horror. Try it. You'll like it."

click here for review

PUT MY _____ IN YOUR ______ aka YOUR 15 MINUTES OF FINGER

Performance Dates are as follows

Friday August 5th
Saturday August 6th
Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there are two industry performances - Monday August 8th and Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Let Me Show You My Scars - Digital Trading Cards! Collect 'em all!


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Ted Evans in PUT MY _____ IN YOUR ______ aka YOUR 15 MINUTES OF FINGER

Performance Dates are as follows

Friday August 5th
Saturday August 6th
Friday August 12th
Saturday August 13th
Friday August 19th
Saturday August 20th
Friday August 26th
Saturday August 27th

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB

Also there are two industry performances - Monday August 8th and Monday August 15th at 8:00 pm

Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Suggested donation $20.00
Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

The Mammals explore performance works embracing themes of history, mythology, and destiny through the genres of science fiction, horror, and phantasmagoria.
(866) 593-4614 * email: themammals@gmail.com